The lighting and clarity are a little better in these pictures, right?
Who knew that opening the blinds would let in natural light and make the pictures better?
What a novel idea.
Okay, here's what I did to get to this outfit.
I realized that I am drawn to the following silhouette:
blazer/cardigan + tucked in shirt + belt + heels/boots/flats (depending on pant style)
I used that little formula to style the gold blazer I needed to reverse.
Initially, I was thinking of a white shirt. I decided to try it some other time. Then, last week's Trendy Tuesday theme was coral, so I planned to wear this blazer with a coral shirt. Then the sickness hit, and I missed out on Trendy Tuesday! :( I actually tried on the blazer with the coral shirt, and the frockets (front pockets--got this word from a witty colleague) looked really weird with the blazer. I then realized I hadn't yet worn this red blouse, so I gave it a go. I was going to wear a leopard scarf, but it just wasn't sitting right, which is where the leopard belt comes into play. In the spring, I'll wear leopard heels/flats instead :)
Man, do I love this look. I love the sparkles in the blazer. The bright red of the top. The heel on the boot. The pop of leopard print.
This blazer is officially REVERSED.
Reversed Item: Blazer from ModCloth (last winter on super clearance)
Belt: New York & Co.
Black Jeggings (high rise!): American Eagle (got 'em during a $25.99 promotion)
Boots: b.o.c. via DSW
Blouse: LOFT (seriously scored this beauty for less than $20)
Scarf: Made by Momma dearest
Reversed 30x30 Update:
(Original Post in case you want pictures and a run down of this challenge)
1. coral and khaki skirt (might have to wait for spring...looks STUPID with tights)
2. gray and yellow skirt
5. polka dot tights
9. red heels
11. aztec scarf (planning to wear it tomorrow)
12. teal necklace
17. polka dot cardi
24. emerald sleeveless sweater
25. navy sweater (pulling one of my favorites: sweater over a dress look!)
26. blush sweater with silver polka dots (outfit planned but might be too cold)
28. black sweater (might be replaced by a crew neck)
30. orange sweater (got a plan for it tomorrow)
31. long-sleeve purple shirt (got a plan for this one)
33. light khakis (got a plan for these)
Some other outfits I've worn that follow this outfit's "formula":
(So many more outfits like these, but I picked some of my favorites)
(probably my favorite outfit of all time)
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